BIDEFORD Nomads entertained Torrington IIs and contrived to lose a game they should have won by a distance.

The visitors scored first on 20 minutes through Dale Sayer, breaking out of defence to touch down in the corner.

Nomads fought back with their pack winning endless possession that was squandered through a combination of dropped ball and needless kicking.

Ben Shugar charged over for the hosts try just before half time with Lee Faux converting, but that was the only time they troubled the scoreboard operator.

Torrington had a purple patch at the start of the second period with Conor Andrew touching down and George Jones converting.

Ken Drew and colt Jon Johnson were making their senior debuts and performed well along with brothers Andrew and George Jones.

The majority of the second half was played in the visitors’ half but a combination of stout defence and Nomad errors kept the score at 12-7.

Shaun Woodhead led many attacks following solid Bideford scrummaging, taking the game up to the Torrington line but the final touch was missing.

Wing James Charles was the pick of the Nomads backs hitting numerous tackles along with Mitch Barclay, with Pete Seward, Richard Squire and Toby Richards standing among the front five.

ILFRACOMBE failed to honour their final Devon Two fixture of the season as they were unable to raise a side for the long trip to Old Technicians.